Government Urged to Forcefully Evacuate Bududa Residents

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Government is being challenged to enact a law that would give it a legal basis to forcefully evacuate and relocate more than 30,000 people living in areas on the slopes of Mt Elgon prone to mudslides. Dr. Sowedi Masaba a Lecturer at Busitema University says government needs to deploy the army and forcefully evict the residents for the sake of saving lives. Dr. Masaba whose research informed the national disaster policy, argues that the soils are fragile and saving lives at whatever cost should supersede the people’s rights.